The Huawei P30 Pro was hands down my favourite phone of last year, and I still use it as my main phone now. Since then, Huawei has had a tough time with trade bands from the US, but they are moving forward with or without Google, and it is safe to say the Huawei P40 Pro will be one of the best premium camera phones of the year.
While the phone has not been officially announced, dozens of leaks have come out including the most recent leak from Winfuture which claims to have all the specs and prices. I will update this post with confirmed specs and prices tomorrow.
Many phones in the flagship category use the same chipset, but here, we have three different options. In the UK and EU, at least the Samsung has the Exynos 990, which is generally not as good as the Qualcomm Snapdragon found in the US variant and the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G – in particular, there have been reports of poor battery on the Exynos based phones.
For Huawei, they use their own chipset, the Kirin 990 5G – this is arguably not as good as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 it came out months beforehand and uses the older Coretex A76 based CPU. In some other regions, Huawei will use the none 5G Kirin 990 which not only lacks 5G but has a slightly lower spec overall
Personally, I doubt many would notice the difference in day to day performance between the three options, but people will likely notice the difference in battery life. Huawei is famed for their superb battery life, and the Qualcomm based phones all…